For those who like the acquired taste of red sparkling wine, this is an enjoyable example. It balances its acidity with taut black-currant flavors, along with a firm core of tannins.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.